Nephew’s Nursery Reveal

Ok, so this past weekend I (along with my hubby’s help) finally finished my nephew’s batman themed nursery. We are so pleased at how it turned out!!!!

We started by painting the bedroom walls a calm grey and all the trim bright white.

Nephew's Batman Nursery

I made the following custom mobile for them since I really couldn’t find any super hero themed nursery items and whenever I did find custom made pieces they were ridiculously expensive.

Custom Batman Mobile

And thanks to my wonderful and amazingly talented mother-in-law, we made the following bedskirt together inspired by one of my favorite blogs, Young House Love.

Cribskirt

I covered the back of the bookshelf with the same fabric so it could tie in with the rest of the room and not be too dark. I made a custom lamp shade so that you can see the batman symbol when it’s lit up! Oh yeah, this aunt is too cool!

Bookshelf and Lamp

I painted the dresser they had in the room before. You can see what it used to look like here.

Black Dresser Makeover

I customized some Lenda curtains from IKEA and transformed some spice racks into cute bookshelves.

Custom Curtains

I made a zipper-less cushion for their rocking chair (again, thanks to my mother-in-law). We even made custom pillow cases for the crib. My husband updated all of the wall sockets with new whites one.

Rocking Chair with Custom Pillow

Here is the back of the cushion. Who would have thought buttons would be so easy!

No Zipper Cushio

And finally, the best-est, coolest piece of all… the custom carving that both my husband and I created for the little guy. We wanted something unique that he could grow up and still enjoy (I mean wouldn’t you want this in your man-cave????).

Batman Carving

I will write individual posts on the different projects soon! Until then, I hope you liked how it turned out! We are so pleased. Now, we wait for our nephew due next month!

Your Latina,

Yami

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Simple and Healthy Citrus Dressing

I wanted to share a salad dressing that I make at home that is super easy to make and is really delicious!

DIY Citrus Dressing

Ingredients:

Zest of one lemon

Juice of one lemon

2 tbsp of orange juice

1 tsp of mustard

1 tsp of vinegar (white or apple cider, whichever you prefer)

1 tsp of honey

A couple of sprigs of fresh Thyme

Salt to taste (usually less than 1 tsp)

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and whisk in the EVOO. You can add or subtract the amounts of ingredients based on your desire (sometimes I like to add a little more honey, but that’s up to you! ) This tastes great with artisan lettuce, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, and cucumbers. I like to make some homemade nuggets out of chicken breasts to go along with the salad.

Hope you like as much as we do!

Buen Provecho!

Your Latina,

Yami

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My latest project… My nephew’s nursery

My sister is expecting her second baby this April and I have offered to decorate the nursery in time for her new bundle of joy. I asked my sister what theme she wanted for the baby’s room and she was VERY specific…… BATMAN. Her and her husband are both big fans. So, there really aren’t any pre-made BATMAN nursery decorations out there and I am not into going extremely “theme-ish” so it has been a bit of a challenge to say the least. I have come up with a few pretty cool ideas and I can’t wait to share them with you all. In the mean time here are the “before” pictures so you can have an idea of what the space looks like.

Here is the view from the entrance:

KN - View from Entrance

Here is the view of the window:

KN - View of Window

Here is the view of the dresser which I have been making over this week. It is a solid piece of furniture with good lines and it would be a shame to let it go to waste! Heck, I would keep it for me! Ha!!!

KN - Nursery Dresser "before"

This is the view of the entrance door:

KN - Entrance Door

And here is the view of the closet door:

KN - Closet View

Can’t wait to get this done. Stay tuned for the transformation!

Your Latina,

Yami

 

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